Coronavirus: Our experts are here to perform a deep clean.

Coronavirus: Our experts are here to perform a deep clean.

The coronavirus that has infected more than 341,000 people around the world can live for hours on doorknobs, handrails, keyboards, lift buttons, gym equipment, kitchen equipment and other hard surfaces, just waiting to be passed on to someone else. “By touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes,” a person could become ill with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, warned the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That makes it imperative to thoroughly clean shared spaces when a known or suspected exposure has been introduced by an employee or visitor. But what is the best way to disinfect a contaminated space? And how clean is clean enough? Otium are constantly reading and understanding not only the UK government guidelines but those around the world to ensure that our deep cleaning is effective against the virus. Considerations; Experience of new coronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV) has been used to inform this guidance. The risk of infection depends on many factors, including: •             the type of surfaces contaminated •             the amount of virus shed from the individual •             the time the individual spent in the setting •             the time since the individual was last in the setting The infection risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) following contamination of the environment decreases over time. It is not yet clear at what point there is no risk, so cleaning of contaminated areas needs to happen as a matter of urgency. Cleaning and disinfection Public areas where a symptomatic individual has passed through and spent minimal time, such as...
How Cleaning Can Help Customer Experience

How Cleaning Can Help Customer Experience

Let’s face it; first impressions count. We only have between 3-5 seconds to leave a good lasting first impression. And that is why it is so important to ensure that your front of house, and customer facing sections of your business are kept clean, tidy, fresh and help to leave good impression. Not only that, you want to ensure that your customer leaves your business feeling positive about their time on site; ultimately you want them to recommend your services to their friends and family – both online and offline. So, what can you do to ensure that your customers, guests and visitors are left with a good lasting impression? In this short article, allow us to share with you our top four tips that you need to put into good use! Monitor High Traffic Areas In every business, office, or lobby, there are areas that are going to experience a higher amount of footfall than other areas.  Of course, more traffic means an increased amount of dirt on the floors, smear marks on door handles, windows and maybe walls etc. However, as this will normally be the first impression any visitor has on your business, it is important that you may particular attention to this area and have it cleaned on a regular basis. But, Don’t Neglect the Quieter Areas Either…. Although high traffic areas should be a priority, it does not mean you or your cleaners should neglect the areas with less traffic. Be sure to hire professionals whom can check every nook and cranny and can put in a plan of action that ensures even the...
Commercial Hotel Cleaning, How, Why, Areas, Services, a Helpful Guide

Commercial Hotel Cleaning, How, Why, Areas, Services, a Helpful Guide

Clean hotels are important, and the management involved in keeping a hotel clean can be a headache, fraught with questions like where do I start? what type of cleaning do I need? What standards of cleaning are out there and many more. So, we’ve done our research and we know, without question, that cleanliness is the number one top priority for hospitality guests and customer experience. Let’s start with an overview of the most basic question of them all, then we’ll go into more detail. What is commercial hotel cleaning? It’s a more thorough, high standard and industrial method of deep cleaning wholesale areas at once, designed to work around the busy functions of a hotel and often using industrial machinery and high-grade cleaning materials designed for fast deep cleaning. According to research from facilities and building maintenance specialists Direct365, has found that 80% of people would leave a hotel if it didn’t meet their hygiene and cleanliness expectations.  Why Are Clean Hotels Important? Negative reviews on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook concerning cleanliness could potentially lose any hotel a large number of future customers from using the hotel, not to mention discouraging current customers from visiting again. Not only does unclean linen and towels, cobwebs on the ceiling, ensuite areas not cleaned to a high level or layers of dust on the furniture look unappealing, it can also cause untold Health and Safety issues which could potentially ruin the reputation which you’ve worked hard to build! Did you know: Some of the highest offenders in a hospitality setting for bacteria are TV remote controls and...